Why Everyone Loves Saint Francis
Saint Francis teaches the importance of doing small things with great love. He touched the world around him with a tender, loving intimacy that birthed healing, self-acceptance, and joy in others. Rev. Simon will explore with us how and why this saint and mystic did this and the ways we might follow his lead.
Simon is an independent, ordained, interfaith minister, sacred musician, youth worker and wooden boat builder. In all these vocations, he uses music and carpentry as a means to help individuals and groups connect sacred presence with everyday life. He also leads worship, preaches, facilitates workshops, crafts personalized rituals, and performs weddings, baptisms, funerals and other rites of passage. A dynamic and talented public speaker and musician, Simon has shared his unique combination of creative worship, sacred music, and storytelling with universities, community groups, and spiritual gatherings across the US, Australia, and Scotland. His unusual life and music are the focus of the award-winning documentary film Funny Kinda Guy.